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[9 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,498 views]
Week in Review (June 2-8)

It was, as usual, a busy week here at First Arkansas News. We learned about the perils of moving a yard in Arkansas, innovation in the Natural State, discussed Wal-Mart and its “buy American/hire veterans” initiative the fact that bulletin board systems (BBS) are still alive although the Internet made dialing into local services obsolete, etc.
It would be a tragedy if our tens of fans missed a single thing that was posted in the past week. To avoid such unspeakable tragedy, then, we’ve made it easy to catch up on …

Arts & Entertainment, Holiday OTR, Old time radio (OTR), Weekend OTR »

[5 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 2,286 views]
D-Day OTR: This is Our Enemy

Here’s a dandy bonus for the tens of fans of our Weekend OTR series in observance of D-Day. The allies, of course, invaded Normandy on June 6, 1944 — an operation that set the table for the surrender of Germany on April 29, 1945.
One of the most fascinating aspects of the World War II era is how the United States and her allies viewed the Axis powers. The enemy was outright detested and rare were the suggestions that the Axis powers and her citizens deserved of mercy or understanding — …

Arts & Entertainment, Old time radio (OTR), Weekend OTR »

[16 Apr 2011 | One Comment | 2,101 views]
Weekend OTR: Wings to Victory — Lt. Roddy Johns (Howard Duff)

There’s just something about American World War II-era entertainment, isn’t there?
Some of the shows from that era were straight-up propaganda while others merely heaped on the patriotism in an attempt to boost morale and paint the Axis as the embodiment of pure evil. Wings to Victory was one of those gung-ho radio programs that was put out there to boost morale and gain recruits. The stories were based on military reports, but the names of the players were changed and there was — no doubt — more than a little …